Take a Tour: Local First Utah 2.0

It’s a new year, and a lot of new things are going on at Local First Utah!

First and foremost, welcome to our new website! Take a little tour with us, and let us introduce you to the variety of new programs and opportunities we have for independent businesses in Utah.

Membership Opportunities

To kick things off, we’re launching a new membership program. We are excited to offer an array of membership benefits that will serve to strengthen the overall independent business community in Utah, and allow Local First Utah to tell the unique stories of the locally owned businesses that are the backbone of our economy.

We have four tiers of membership: Business Booster, Humble Hero, Community Champion and Local Legend. Each tier is designed to amplify the voice of your business through marketing and promotional opportunities, connect you to other business owners through our mixers and events, and strengthen your business through our educational opportunities.

Educational Opportunities

Also new this year, is the Indie Business Academy. A series of classes that can be taken as a full curriculum, or a la carte, our 2019 theme is “Managing Your Online Brand Identity.”

Classes Include:

  • Your First Front Door: Website Customer Experience

  • Social Media Essentials: Picking a Platform for Your Personality

  • The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Navigating Online Reviews

  • Social Media 2.0: Instagram Stories, Facebook Live, and the Video Revolution

Local First Utah Business Booster members receive discounted rates for the Indie Business Academy, while Humble Heroes, Community Champions and Local Legends may attend for free!

Opportunities to Connect

In addition to connecting customers to independent businesses through our website, blog and social media, we’re also creating spaces for independent business owners to connect to one another. We’ll be hosting quarterly member mixers, Local Talks, and of course, Celebrate the Bounty, our annual food-centric fundraiser.

We’re looking forward to an exciting 2019 filled with new opportunities to grow the “buy local” movement in Utah. We hope you’ll join us, and become a member today!

Kristen Lavelett